Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System


In-street crossing sign in Redwood City, California. - Dan Burden.

Federal Highway Administration. In-street crossing sign at a raised crosswalk in Alexandria, Virginia.
Federal Highway Administration.




In-Street Pedestrian Crossing Sign

In-street pedestrian crossing signs (MUTCD R1-6 or R1-6a) are placed within the roadway, either between travel lanes or in a median. The sign may be used to remind road users of laws regarding right-of-way at an unsignalized pedestrian crossing. The legends “STOP FOR” or “YIELD TO” may be used in conjunction with the appropriate symbol. This countermeasure is used with other crosswalk visibility enhancements to indicate optimal or preferred locations for people to cross and to help reinforce the driver requirement to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crossing locations.

For multilane roadway crossings where vehicle volumes are in excess of 10,000 AADT (annual average daily traffic), a marked crosswalk alone is typically not enough. These signs may be appropriate on 2-lane or 3-lane roads where speed limits are 30 mph or less.


These signs serve to remind road users of laws regarding right-of-way. Other substantial crossing improvements are needed to prevent an increase in pedestrian crash potential.


  • This sign may not be used a signalized locations.
  • The STOP for legend shall only be used in a State where the State law requires that a driver must stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
  • The sign be used seasonally to prevent damage in winter because of plowing operations and may be removed at night if the pedestrian activity at night is minimal.
  • The sign should be placed on a crossing island if available. The sign must comply with AASHTO breakaway requirements if placed within the roadway.

Estimated Cost

The signs cost $240 each.

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